600 Pounds of Marijuana Found in Pickup Truck

By: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Email
By: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Email

Tuesday afternoon on I-45, a Deputy in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck in the Interstate 45 main lanes, near Lake Woodlands Drive.

During the traffic stop, a Special Investigations Unit canine was deployed on the vehicle which resulted with a positive alert. A search of the vehicle was conducted and approximately 600 pounds of marijuana was located in the bed of the pickup truck.

The street value of the marijuana was estimated at $360,000. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, 2nd degree felony.

Joel Blanco (date of birth 07/13/1982)
Houston, Texas

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